Backup question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rendez2k, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. rendez2k macrumors 6502

    rendez2k

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    I'm about to (dare I say it) jailbreak my phone and I'm wondering whats the deal with backups? It appears to just give me the choice of the last one? Can I move it and keep it safe somewhere?
     
  2. TheMBC macrumors 6502

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    Basically whenever you sync, iTunes deletes the last backup and replaces it with the one it's currently doing.
     
  3. rendez2k thread starter macrumors 6502

    rendez2k

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    OK, so can I keep the current non-jailbroken one before it overwrites with the new JB one? Or would that not work?
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    my iTunes saves the last 6 back-ups, you can check under Prefs and then Devices
     
  5. TheMBC macrumors 6502

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    I don't get the question that much, but as far as I'm concerned, if you jailbreak the phone and iTunes takes a backup of the new jailbreak, it won't restore (if you want to do just that) to a jailbroken iPhone.

    The backup includes:
    SMS messages
    Email information
    Contact information
    Pictures from Camera Roll
    All settings in the "Settings" app.

    That's it. (Unless I missed some)

    So basically if decide a jailbroken iPhone isn't for you... you don't have to worry about not being able to go to an iPhone that's, err, in jail.
     
  6. rendez2k thread starter macrumors 6502

    rendez2k

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    Arh, I think I get it now. If I restore - it will put say the normal 2.2 and the SMSs, settings etc you listed?
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    So basically, if you want to restore to get rid of the jailbreaking then the only thing that will be different (once you've synced) is the jailbreaking apps, etc will be gone but nothing else (apps from appstore, etc) will be different?

    Say I buy an app from the appstore while the phone is jailbroken. I'd assume it would still be there once I do a restore (assuming I've backed it up since buying the app).
     
  8. Wolffie macrumors regular

    Wolffie

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    Even tho it take 3 minutes to backup and sync my iPhone, I still don't have a decent current back up?
    What am I doing wrong? Or what setting do I have wrong?
     

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  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    I'm having that problem as well. Currently every JB backup is a dud (no date on backup).

    Right now I've deleted the dud backup and am doing a new one to see if that works. The last good backup I have is from August unfortunately.

    [EDIT]After a Full new backup (took 20 minutes) it still shows up as a dud. Now I'm really considering restoring my phone to get rid of the jailbreak to see if that fixes my problem.
     

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